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Most rose varieties do well in many climates. But often, like people, certain roses really thrive in specific climates. Among the many varieties offered by Weeks Roses, here are some that should perform especially well in the different climates.
New Article Coming Soon! During spring, gardeners often enjoy the mild temperatures in the air as the weather transitions from the chill of winter into the warmer months of summer. As we move toward summer the mercury in many regions rises far above what would be considered temperate. For some it’s the dry heat of an area in the Southwest; for others the humid warmth in perhaps the Southeast awaits their roses and other plants. No matter which warm state you hail from Weeks Roses has a selection of roses that thrive in these conditions.

Some of the roses introduced by Weeks Roses are great performers in both types of heat, whether it’s dry or moist. You don’t need to look any further than Weeks’ Easy-to-Love collection for a sizable list of award winning beauties that love all kinds of heat. With four All-America Rose Selections award recipients in this list including the earthy and subtly beautiful tones on the 2009 winner Cinco de Mayo, the buttery gold petals of Julia Child, the smoky chocolate orange blooms of Hot Cocoa or the apricot orange Livin’ Easy, hot climate gardeners have a great place to start with this collection of easy-to-care-for roses. Another rose on the list, Easy Going, can also be paired with Livin’ Easy on a Twofer tree to create a swirling blend of oranges and yellows atop a 36” tree.

For other roses that work in all types of heat consider big, fragrant blooms atop Falling in Love or another of Weeks Roses’ AARS winners, Dream Come True, with her long stemmed yellow flowers blushing and finishing with a ruby tint. Even some climbers are especially heat loving including the rosy pink and cream striped Candy Land or the explosive red and white striped Fourth of July. If pastels are on your palette then you can enjoy the free flowering clusters of buttery yellow blooms on Sky’s the Limit.

We reccomend the following varieties for Hot & Dry Climates:

Hybrid Teas & Grandifloras
About Face
Always and Forever
Barbra Streisand
Bella' Roma
Brandy
Bride's Dream
Ch-Ching!
Chicago Peace
Chrysler Imperial
Coretta Scott King
Crimson Bouquet™
Dick Clark
Double Delight
Dream Come True
Elizabeth Taylor
Falling In Love
Firefighter®
First Prize
Fragrant Cloud
Fragrant Plum
Full Sail
Gemini
Gentle Giant
Gold Medal
Good as Gold
Grande Dame
Happy Go Lucky
Heirloom
Henry Fonda
Home and Family
Honor
Hotel California
In the Mood
Lasting Love®
Legends
Let Freedom Ring
Marilyn Monroe
Mellow Yellow
Melody Parfumee
Memorial Day
Miss All-American Beauty
Mister Lincoln
Moonstone
New Zealand
 
Hybrid Teas & Grandifloras
Octoberfest
Olympiad
Opening Night
Oregold
Over the Moon
Paradise
Peace
Perfect Moment
Perfume Delight
Pink Peace
Pink Promise
Pope John Paul II
Princesse de Monaco
Queen Elizabeth
Radiant Perfume
Rock & Roll
Royal Amethyst
St. Patrick
Secret
Sedona
Stainless Steel
Strike It Rich®
Sugar Moon
Summer Love
Sunset Celebration
Sunstruck
Tahitian Sunset
Touch of Class
Twilight Zone
Veterans' Honor®
We Salute You
Wild Blue Yonder
Floribundas
Angel Face
Betty Boop
Brilliant Pink Iceberg
Burgundy Iceberg
Chihuly®
Cinco de Mayo
Colorific
Drop Dead Red
Easy Does It®
Easy Going
Ebb Tide
Floribundas
George Burns
Gingersnap
Hot Cocoa
Iceberg
Judy Garland
Julia Child
Jump for Joy
Ketchup & Mustard
Koko Loko
Lava Flow
Livin' Easy
Love Song
Mardi Gras
Moondance
Oh My!
Playboy
Pumpkin Patch
Rainbow Sorbet
Sexy Rexy
Sheila's Perfume
Shockwave
Showbiz
Sparkle & Shine
Topsy Turvy
Trumpeter
Tuscan Sun
Vavoom
White Licorice
Rugosas & Foetidas
Blanc Double de Coubert
Hansa
Linda Campbell
Purple Pavement
Ground Covers
Electric Blanket
Red Ribbons
Rasberry Blanket
Sweet Vigorosa
White Meidiland®
Small Shrubs
The Fairy
Wing-Ding
Shrublets™
Teeny Bopper
What a Peach
Medium Shrubs
Bonica®
Carefree Spirit
Carefree Wonder
Cinco de Mayo
Distant Drums
Home Run®
Lady Elsie May®
Livin' Easy
Midnight Blue
Outta the Blue
Pink Home Run®
Yabba Dabba Doo
Climbers
All Ablaze
America
Candy Land
Fourth of July
Iceberg
Joseph's Coat
Night Owl
Pearly Gates
Purple Splash
Royal Gold
Sally Holmes
Stormy Weather
Valentine's Day
Miniatures
All a'Twitter
Be My Baby
Coffee Bean
Daddy's Little Girl
Diamond Eyes
Gourmet Popcorn
Lemon Drop
Rainbow's End
Ruby Ruby
Smoke Rings
Starla
Tiddly Winks
Whimsy
Winsome
You're the One
For hot regions with a high level of humidity the big lavender blooms on Neptune are a good choice for the yard. The Iceberg trio including Burgundy, Brilliant Pink and traditional white also make for a good choice in this region with their built in disease resistance. Another spectacular rose with superb resistance to black spot, powdery and downy mildew is Home Run.

This rounding shrub displays open, flame red flowers and with a grand slam of stunning beauty and natural disease resistance Home Run is a great choice for steamy summer climes.

For big, beautiful blooms in hot and dry regions Legends is a great choice with her huge, ruby red blossoms that hold their color. Moonstone, a buxom white flower with a hint of pink, is another great hot weather performer shining her best as the temps heat up.

As you can see Weeks Roses has an abundant arrangement of warm weather friendly roses; from deep reds to bright whites, climbers to miniatures you can find a rose that will flourish in your garden. Check out the updated listings for both hot and dry climate roses and hot humid climate roses on the resources page of the Web site. Here you can find a match in color and style whether you’re in Florida or New Mexico.

We reccomend the following varieties for Hot & Humid Climates:

Hybrid Tea
Always and Forever
Chicago Peace
Chris Evert
Chrysler Imperial
Double Delight
Electron
Elizabeth Taylor
Falling in Love
Firefighter®
Fragrant Cloud
Francis Meilland®
Gemini
Gentle Giant
Good As Gold
Grande Dame
Henry Fonda
Home & Family
Ink Spots
Lasting Love®
Let Freedom Ring
Love & Peace
Love’s Magic
Marilyn Monroe
Mellow Yellow
Memorial Day
Midas Touch
Miss All-American Beauty
Mister Lincoln
Moonstone
Neptune
Oklahoma
Olympiad
Opening Night
Paradise
Peace
Perfume Delight
Pink Peace
Queen Elizabeth
Secret
Sedona
St. Patrick
Sugar Moon
Sunset Celebration
Hybrid Tea
Sweet Surrender
Tiffany
Touch of Class
Tropicana
Veterans’ Honor®
We Salute You
Grandifloras
Ch-Ching!
Coretta Scott King
Dick Clark
Dream Come True
Fragrant Plum
Gold Medal
Happy Go Lucky
Heart O’Gold
Love
Melody Parfumée
Pope John Paul II
Rock & Roll
Strike It Rich®
Sunshine Daydream
Twilight Zone
Floribunda
Angel Face
Betty Boop
Brilliant Pink Iceberg
Burgundy Iceberg
Chihuly®
Cinco de Mayo
Colorific
Day Breaker
Easy Does It®
Easy Going
Ebb Tide
Europeana
George Burns
Hot Cocoa
Iceberg
Judy Garland
Julia Child
Koko Loko
Lava Flow
Floribunda
Livin’ Easy
Mardi Gras
Marmalade Skies
Moondance
Oh My!
Playboy
Pumpkin Patch
Rainbow Sorbet
Scentimental
Sexy Rexy
Shockwave
Showbiz
Sparkle & Shine
Sunsprite
Trumpeter
Outta the Blue
Tuscan Sun
Climber
All Ablaze
America
Blaze Improved
Candy Land
Don Juan
Fourth of July
Iceberg Climbing
Joseph’s Coat
New Dawn
Night Owl
Pearly Gates
Purple Splash
Sally Holmes
Sky’s the Limit
Stormy Weather
Valentine’s Day
Foetida
Austrian Copper
Persian Yellow
Rugosa
Blanc Double de Coubert
Hansa
Linda Campbell
Purple Pavement
Shrub
Bonica®
Bull’s Eye
Cape Diamond
Carefree Spirit
Carefree Wonder
Double Knock Out®
Home Run®
Knock Out®
Lady Elsie May®
Midnight Blue
Nearly Wild
Pink Double Knock Out®
Pink Home Run®
Pink Knock Out®
Sunny Knock Out®
The Fairy
What a Peach
Wing-Ding
Yabba Dabba Doo
Groundcover
Red Ribbons
Miniature
All A’Twitter
Be My Baby
Coffee Bean
Daddy’s Little Girl
Diamond Eyes
Gourmet Popcorn
Lemon Drop
Rainbow’s End
Ruby Ruby
Smoke Rings
Tiddly Winks
Whimsy
Winsome
You're The One
Not all of us live in Hollywood, with movie stars in every coffee house and (more importantly!) great weather to help our roses and other plants flourish in our gardens. Fortunately the research team at Weeks Roses has this in mind when introducing new varieties each year.

Weeks Roses has plants in all colors and sizes that thrive in cooler climes. From the delicate warm pink, long stemmed beauty Falling in Love to the deep purple climber Night Owl there are roses that will beautify your “cool” garden.

Some roses even prefer the cooler air, helping them keep their vibrant color even longer than in hot, sun-drenched regions. New introduction Cinco de Mayo, with a festive blend of smoky lavender and rusty, orangey-red ruffles, celebrates with even more spectacular colors in temperate areas.

Both Iceberg sports, Burgundy Iceberg and Brilliant Pink Iceberg perform well in colder weather. The bi-colored petals on All-America Rose Selections recipient About Face maintain their unique dark orange coloration on the outside of their petals longer in mild temperatures as well.

As for bi-colored flowers, the melon orange with a blush of red Chris Evert not only present more saturated hues but also awards gardeners with larger blooms. Another AARS winner, Dream Come True, pumps out larger ‘dreams’ in cooler temps.

As for shrubs and smaller varieties, Cape Diamond prefers northern regions, surviving without winter protection even in zone 3. This pure pink gem is a showy bloomer with incredible disease resistance. Cape Diamond works as a spreading shrub or trained as a climber. Another compact powerhouse is Home Run, with flame red clusters that hit their deepest when cool. Coffee Bean is a miniature with large rust and smoke blooms that also favors the cold.

Even some climbers prefer and flourish in cool weather. Candy Land is a swirling mix of pink striped in ivory yellow. She is an easy to care for rose that blooms and reblooms even in the first year.

We reccomend the following varieties for Cold Climates:

Hybrid Teas & Grandifloras
About Face
Always and Forever
Barbra Streisand
Bride's Dream
Ch-Ching!
Chicago Peace
Chrysler Imperial
Dick Clark
Double Delight
Dream Come True
Electron
Elizabeth Taylor
Falling in Love
Firefighter®
Fragrant Cloud
Fragrant Plum
Francis Meilland®
Full Sail
Grande Dame
Heart O'Gold
Henry Fonda
Home and Family
Ink Spots
Lasting Love®
Legends
Let Freedom Ring
Love's Magic
Love
Love & Peace
Mellow Yellow
Melody Parfumee
Memorial Day
Midas Touch
Miss All-American Beauty
Mister Lincoln
Moonstone
Neptune
New Zealand
Oklahoma
Olympiad
Opening Night
Over the Moon
Pascali
Peace
Perfect Moment
Pink Peace
Queen Elizabeth
Rock & Roll
Hybrid Teas & Grandifloras
Secret
Stainless Steel
Strike It Rich®
Sugar Moon
Sunshine Daydream
Sunstruck
Sweet Surrender
Tahitian Sunset
Touch of Class
Tropicana
Twilight Zone
Veterans' Honor®
Wild Blue Yonder
Floribundas
Betty Boop
Burgundy Iceberg
Chihuly®
Cinco de Mayo
Colorific
Day Breaker
Drop Dead Red
Easy Does It®
Easy Going
Ebb Tide
Europeana
Hot Cocoa
Iceberg
Judy Garland
Julia Child
Ketchup & Mustard
Koko Loko
Lava Flow
Livin Easy
Love Song
Marmalade Skies
Oh My!
Playboy
Rainbow Sorbet
Scentimental
Sexy Rexy
Shockwave
Showbiz
Sparkle & Shine
Sunsprite
Trumpeter
Tuscan Sun
Rugosas & Foetidas
Austrian Copper
Blanc Double de Coubert
Frau Dagmar Hartopp
Hansa
Linda Campbell
Moje Hammarberg
Persian Yellow
Purple Pavement
Rosa rugosa
Rosa rugosa 'Alba'
Therese Bugnet
Ground Covers
Electric Blanket
Red Meidiland®
Red Ribbons
Raspberry Blanket
Scarlet Meilland®
Sunrise Vigorosa
Sweet Vigorosa
Small Shrubs
The Fairy
Wing-Ding
Shrublets™
Teeny Bopper
What a Peach
Medium Shrubs
Bonica®
Bull's Eye
Carefree Beauty
Carefree Spirit
Carefree Wonder
Champlain
Cinco de Mayo
Distant Drums
Double Knock Out®
Home Run®
Hope for Humanity
Knock Out®
Lady Elsie May®
Livin' Easy
Midnight Blue
Nearly Wild
Outta the Blue
Pink Double Knock Out®
Pink Home Run®
Pink Knock Out®
Sunny Knock Out®
Yabba Dabba Doo
Climbers
All Ablaze
America
Autumn Sunset®
Blaze Improved
Candy Land
Fourth of July
New Dawn
Night Owl
Pearly Gates
Purple Splash
Sally Holmes
Sky's the Limit
Stormy Weather
Valentine's Day
Westerland
William Baffin
Large Shrubs/Climbers
Cape Diamond
Oranges 'n' Lemons
Party Hardy

Miniatures
All a'Twitter
Be My Baby
Coffee Bean
Daddy's Little Girl
Diamond Eyes
Gourmet Popcorn
Lemon Drop
Ruby Ruby
Smoke Rings
Starla
Texas
Tiddly Winks
Whimsy
You're the One

 


We reccomend the following varieties for the Pacific Northwest Climate:

Hybrid Tea
Always and Forever
Barbra Streisand
Bella’roma
Bewitched
Blue Girl
Brandy
Bride’s Dream
Chicago Peace
Chris Evert
Chrysler Imperial
Crimson Bouquet
Double Delight
Electron
Falling in Love
Firefighter®
First Prize
Fragrant Cloud
Francis Meilland®
Full Sail
Gemini
Gentle Giant
Grande Dame
Heirloom
Henry Fonda
Honor
Hotel California
In The Mood
Just Joey
Lasting Love®
Legends
Let Freedom Ring
Love & Peace
Love’s Magic
Marilyn Monroe
Mellow Yellow
Memorial Day
Midas Touch
Mister Lincoln
Moonstone
Neptune
New Zealand
Oklahoma
Olympiad
Opening Night
Oregold
Over the Moon
Paradise
Pascali
Peace
Perfect Moment
Perfume Delight
Pink Promise
Princesse de Monaco
Queen Elizabeth

Hybrid Tea
Radiant Perfume
Remember Me
Rio Samba
Royal Amethyst
Sedona
Stainless Steel
Sugar Moon
Summer Love
Sunset Celebration
Sunstruck
Sweet Surrender
Tahitian Sunset
Tiffany
Touch of Class
Veterans’ Honor®
Grandiflora
About Face
Ch-Ching!
Coretta Scott King
Dick Clark
Dream Come True
Fragrant Plum
Gold Medal
Happy Go Lucky
Love
Melody Parfumée
Octoberfest
Pope John Paul II
Rock & Roll
Strike It Rich®
Sunshine Daydream
Twilight Zone
Wild Blue Yonder
Floribunda
Angel Face
Betty Boop
Brilliant Pink Iceberg
Burgundy Iceberg
Chihuly®
Cinco de Mayo
Colorific
Day Breaker
Drop Dead Red
Easy Does It®
Easy Going
Ebb Tide
Europeana
George Burns
Gingersnap
Hot Cocoa
Iceberg
Intrigue
Floribunda
Judy Garland
Julia Child
Ketchup & Mustard
Koko Loko
Lava Flow
Livin’ Easy
Love Song
Mardi Gras
Marmalade Skies
Moondance
Oh My!
Playboy
Pumpkin Patch
Rainbow Sorbet
Scentimental
Sexy Rexy
Sheila’s Perfume
Shockwave
Showbiz
Sparkle & Shine
Sunsprite
Topsy Turvy
Trumpeter
Tuscan Sun
Vavoom
White Licorice
Climber
America
Autumn Sunset®
Candy Land
Cecile Brunner
Don Juan
Dublin Bay
Fourth of July
Golden Showers
Iceberg Climbing
Joseph’s Coat
Night Owl
Pearly Gates
Purple Splash
Royal Gold
Sally Holmes
Sky’s the Limit
Stormy Weather
Valentine’s Day
Westerland
White Dawn
William Baffin*
Foetida
Austrian Copper
Persian Yellow
Rugosa
Blanc Double de Coubert
Frau Dagmar Hartopp
Hansa
Linda Campbell
Moje Hammarburg
Purple Pavement
Therese Bugnet
Topaz Jewel
Shrub
Bonica®
Cape Diamond
Carefree Spirit
Carefree Wonder
Champlain
Home Run®
Hope for Humanity
Knock Out®
Lady Elsie May®
Midnight Blue
Oranges 'n' Lemons
Outta The Blue
Party Hardy
Pink Home Run®
Pink Knock Out®
Sunny Knock Out®
The Fairy
What a Peach
Yabba Dabba Doo
Groundcover
Electric Blanket
Raspberry Blanket
Red Ribbons
Sunrise Vigorosa
Sweet Vigorosa
White Meidiland®
Miniature
All A’Twitter
Be My Baby
Coffee Bean
Daddy’s Little Girl
Diamond Eyes
Gourmet Popcorn
Lemon Drop
Rainbow’s End
Ruby Ruby
Smoke Rings
Teeny Bopper
Texas
Tiddly Winks
Whimsy
Winsome
You're The One